Raphael Declercq

Chief Executive Officer

Raphael Declercq is the CEO of PowerFlex, a leading provider of intelligent solar, energy storage, and electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for commercial and industrial customers. Raphael has helped build PowerFlex, an EDF Renewables affiliate, into one of the largest developers and installers of commercial solar in the U.S. with more than 400 megawatts placed in service, and a leader in intelligent EV charging solutions with approximately 10,000 chargers in operation around the United States. PowerFlex’s solutions include the adaptive, intelligent energy management platform PowerFlex X™ that seamlessly optimizes solar, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging.

Before focusing on PowerFlex, Raphael held responsibilities in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures for EDF Renewables. Raphael managed transactions cumulating more than $3 billion in value. In his strategy role, Raphael focused on identifying growth opportunities and incubating innovative businesses for EDF Renewables in North America. Prior to moving to the U.S. in 2011, Raphael worked on the staff of the CEO of EDF Renouvelables in Paris. Earlier in his career, Raphael was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company where he primarily focused on the energy and heavy industry sectors. Raphael holds a Masters in Management from HEC Paris business school and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools).

Topics of Interest

  • The electrification of transportation and its impact on the grid
  • The role of corporates in the fight against climate change
  • Distributed energy sources and the grid of the future

Deep Industry Experience

With nearly two decades in the clean energy industry, Raphael brings deep insight and knowledge as a leader and speaker. He has been previously invited to speak at numerous events, including BNEF Mobility, ACT, Infocast Renewables, DistribuTECH, and McKinsey sustainability summits, among others.

He offers his sharp analysis of patterns and trends to illuminate industry needs, directions, and growth areas. He has built lasting relationships across the energy sector over his years of delivering successful solar, EV charging, and battery energy storage solutions.  

“We are living through a double revolution: energy transition and electrification of transportation. With intelligent digital solutions, we have an incredible opportunity to help those two changes accelerate each other and get us out of the carbon economy much faster.” — Raphael Declercq, CEO of PowerFlex.
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About PowerFlex

PowerFlex, an EDF Renewables affiliate, is a clean technology solutions company making the transformation to carbon-free electrification and transportation possible.

Our onsite intelligent energy management platform, PowerFlex X, monitors, controls, and optimizes onsite clean energy assets — solar, storage, EV chargers, and microgrids — and reduces overall energy costs through adaptive algorithms that maximize distributed energy resources.

PowerFlex is the second-largest installer of commercial rooftop solar and the fourth-largest network of Level 2 EV chargers in the U.S. Our solar and storage projects offset 70,000 tons of CO2 each year, while our 10,000+ EV chargers were responsible for offsetting 13,000 tons of CO2 in 2022.